An injury to a child can greatly affect the physical and mental development processes. In fact, it may be some time before the effects of the injury can be determined. If your child has been injured in an accident, it is important that he or she obtain the best medical care available, including initial medical evaluations, treatment and additional periodic medical evaluations.

Avera & Smith, is a law firm dedicated to helping accident victims get the medical care and compensation they need to recover. Experienced and diligent, our attorneys work tirelessly to obtain the best possible monetary award for each client.


Members of our firm have been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, named in the Best Lawyers in America publication, and awarded the AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

At Avera & Smith, we provide results-oriented representation for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, and other acts of negligence. Our lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience in civil litigation, including in accident cases involving complex factual, legal, and insurance coverage issues.

You can rest assured that we will do everything we can to help your child get the medical care and compensation he or she needs. Working with your child’s doctor or other medical experts, we will learn about your child’s medical needs. We will also document the negligence of the party or parties responsible for the accident and calculate the full value of damages, including medical costs, lost future earning abilities, and pain and suffering.

Legally speaking, we will be representing your child in court or in settlement negotiations. However, in most if not all cases, we can avoid involving children in the legal process. Your child can continue to live a normal life, free from disruptions and court appearances.


For a free initial consultation with an experienced child injury lawyer in Gainesville, Florida, contact Avera & Smith by email or calling our Gainesville office at 352-372-9999 or toll-free at 800-654-4659.


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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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